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Education

Our education department delivered training and education to more than 34,000 parents, teens, and community members in 2023.

Community Education Programs

We provide school and community-based health education sessions for individuals of all ages. Our interactive workshops provide comprehensive, age-appropriate, medically accurate sex education and are customized to meet the needs of each audience. Our school-based programs meet requirements for the New Jersey Department of Education’s Core Curriculum Standards.

Some topics that we can cover in our education programs include:

Body Image

Embrace self-love, celebrating your uniqueness on the journey to confidence.

Communication Skills

Learn the vital skills for deeper connections and consensual understanding in relationships and beyond.

Contraception

Birth control is how you prevent pregnancy. There are lots of different birth control options out there. We’re here to help you figure it all out.

Healthy Relationships

Connecting with someone romantically, emotionally, and physically can be really amazing. But there's a lot of work that goes into building a good relationship.

HIV/AIDS

Learn, prevent, and support—knowledge is the key to ending stigma.

Hygiene

Learn about the essentials for a healthy and confident lifestyle.

Parent-Child Communication

Conversations about sex, dating, and relationships can be difficult. We're here to help you navigate them.

Puberty

Navigate the journey of puberty with knowledge, confidence, and understanding.

Self-Esteem

Discover your worth and learn how to nurture a positive, lifelong relationship with yourself.

Sexual Decision Making

Informed, thoughtful sexual decisions make for a fulfilling life.

STIs/STDs

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also known as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), are very common and 100% preventable. Knowledge is power.

our programs

Teen Conference

Attended by high school students from across New Jersey, PPNCSNJ’s annual conference offers attendees the opportunity to interact with peers and includes workshops and keynote presentations focused on empowerment, leadership, health, and access to resources.

Peer Education

Our peer education program, Spill the TEA!, empowers teens to become leaders, learn about sexual health, and advocate for policy. Our TEA meets bi-weekly with our Sexual Health Educator to learn how to facilitate workshops and create interactive presentations, all while earning a monthly stipend! This program is based in the Trenton area.

My Black Health is Beautiful

The lesson plans seek to facilitate conversation among young people, people who may become parents, and people who are already parents, around the topics of Black intergenerational and holistic health, reproductive anatomy and physiology, self-advocacy, and reproductive justice. The lessons are written by Black women for the Black community. 

Learn more and download today!

Adult Education

Our adult education program inspires individuals of all ages to have honest, open, and informed conversations about sexual health. We believe age should never be a barrier to understanding your body and well-being. Through this program, PPNCSNJ supports adults in gaining the knowledge and confidence to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

Offsite Services

Planned Parenthood is bringing health care to you! Our team of off-site educators can travel to your organization’s locations or events to provide several free services. Learn more!

For Parents

Our parent workshops are designed to provide parents with practical, up-to-date information and tools to help them feel more comfortable reaching out to their own children to open the lines of communication around often uncomfortable topics.

For Parents: The A-B-Cs of S-E-X

At Planned Parenthood, we know that parents, caregivers, and trusted adults are the primary sex educators for their children. Our new interactive virtual lesson, “The A-B-Cs of S-E-X: Three Ways to Go Beyond ‘The Talk’” helps parents, caregivers, and trusted adults open the lines of communication with their children and encourages them to have ongoing conversations about sex and relationships.

We'd like to thank ArcheMedX for enabling us to deliver this resource via their interactive learning platform, Ready.

The Center for Sex Education

The Center for Sex Education (CSE) is the national education division of Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey. The CSE provides three core services in sexuality education:

The Sex Ed Store at CSE

Publishing sexuality education manuals used throughout the world. Guides address all ages, and nearly every topic in sex ed, providing sexuality educators with user-friendly, cost-effective lesson plans addressing puberty, healthy and unhealthy relationships, contraception, sexual safety, and much more.

National Sex Ed Conference (NSEC)

Hosting the National Sex Ed Conference, the largest conference in the United States devoted exclusively to sexuality education. The conference features more than 100 speakers every year, including many of the leading voices in the field.

Sex Ed Network

Providing membership services through the Sex Ed Network, an online resource that allows access to hundreds of downloadable lesson plans and complete access to the American Journal of Sexuality Education.

Learn More

To learn more about our workshops or to request a speaker, call 973-539-9580 or e-mail us at [email protected].

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